Arizona Capitol Times veteran reporter Jim Small talks about the state's serious budget issues and what to expect in the next few weeks from the Legislature in part 1 of Channel 5's special report "Arizona's Cash Crisis."Read More »
As police are increasingly recording interactions with alleged lawbreakers and victims, lawmakers ar...
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his...
A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shi...
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is widely expected to announce Monday he is switching parties, a move ...
Jason Fitzpatrick is the man behind the cameras that have filmed official action at the Capitol for ...
A top state House Republican is moving to have the state speed up tax breaks for the insurance indus...
Four months ago, the Arizona Capitol Times set out to learn how much of the state’s business is bein...
Gov. Jan Brewer announced March 5 that the Legislature will begin the second special session of the year today to work on a budget that will fill in a deficit of $3.4 billion in the fiscal 2010 and 2011 budgets.Read More »
Years ago, an old adobe house in Paradise Valley was known as a place where politicians and community leaders gathered for Mexican food, beer and cross-party solidarity.Read More »
On the surface, it seemed like a no-brainer to build a new Health Sciences Education Building for Arizona's three state universities.Read More »
If all state workers have to take a pay cut, then so should lawmakers, says one Democratic senator who has sponsored a measure to reduce lawmaker salaries by the same percentage of state employees.Read More »
Republican lawmakers hoped to have a budget plan approved by March 4, but were apparently unable to cobble together the support needed to paper over $3.4 billion in deficit.Read More »
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and labor unions can spend freely on political campaigns, Arizona has a simple choice - create new regulations to monitor that type of spending, or run the risk of an entire election cycle being dominated by millions of dollars worth of anonymous advertising.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns said he will propose a ballot measure to cap the state's ability to take on new debt. First, he wants to remove the debt limitation in the Arizona Constitution, which is $350,000. That limit has been in place since the state's founding in 1912.Read More »
No legislation is ever dead - not while lawmakers are in session. The dictum proved true on March 4, when a Republican senator from Tucson managed to revive a bill that would ban texting while driving.Read More »
The Senate passed bills on March 3 that would ban the use of taxpayer money for abortion insurance, require the disclosure of the health risks associated with donating a human egg, and penalize the destruction of human embryos in non-therapeutic research.Read More »